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Welcome to AnyTrans Online Guide. Here you can find all detailed tutorials about how to manage your iOS contents between iOS devices, iOS device & computer, iOS device & iTunes, iOS device & iCloud as well as data stored on iTunes and iCloud backups, move Android device data to iTunes, iCloud and iOS device, and arrange home screen, customize ringtones and search & download apps for iOS device. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team, and you will receive reply within 24 hours.

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Messages Management

Messages let you exchange text messages with other SMS and MMS devices using your cellular connection or Wi-Fi connection, and with other iOS devices and Mac computers using iMessage. AnyTrans helps you transfer your messages/iMessages on iOS devices to computer in a variety of formats. Please refer to the following guide to make good use of AnyTrans.

Step 1: Preparations.

Do as following:

  • Open AnyTrans on your computer
  • Connect your iOS device to computer via the USB cable

By default, AnyTrans will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don’t connect your iOS device or your iOS device isn’t recognized, you will see “Please Connect Your iOS Device” interface.

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messages management 1

Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface below will display.

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messages management 2

If AnyTrans fails to recognize your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 2: Selection.

Do as following:

  • Click Messages
  • Click button
  • Wait for the backing up process

It might take some minutes to back up your messages based on the amount of the data on your iOS device. Please keep patient. After the back up process is completed, it will display all the messages on your iOS device like the interface below.

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messages management 3

1. Apple values user’s privacy, so it won’t let the third party software to detect your private mail, messages and safari history directly. As these data are stored in Sandbox, you only can access them when you already had backups or had finished backup your device.

2. Apple will not let the third party to detect your encrypted backup for protecting user’s privacy, so please uncheck encrypted backup firstly to make AnyTrans detect your data.

Step 3: Transfer.

Do as following:

  • Choose the messages you want to transfer
  • Click button (To Computer)
  • Choose export format of messages

If AnyTrans does not load your messages correctly, please refresh the page by clicking button.

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messages management 4

Once the transferring process is completed, you will see “Transfer Completed” Page. To locate messages exported on computer, please click button. To transfer more messages, please click or button.

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messages management 5

Also Read: How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to iPhone >